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Safa Meyhanesi

Ilyas Bey Cad. No:121 | Yedikule, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 585 55 94
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Nice place with reasonable price

Typical "meyhane". 1- The original building is kept as it is. 2- The service is good in... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
figen450
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Istanbul, Turkey
Nice meyhane

A nice turkish meyhane with not too many selection of dishes but very fresh ingredients. Fried... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
EnginErtopcu
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Montreal, Canada
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10 Mar 2018
“Nice place with reasonable price”
20 Apr 2017
“Nice meyhane ”
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Ilyas Bey Cad. No:121 | Yedikule, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 585 55 94
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Typical "meyhane". 1- The original building is kept as it is. 2- The service is good in comparison to many famous places.. 3- The food is above average. (we tasted grilled kalamari , grilled "ciger", "saksuka"). 4- No music, so we can talk. 5- Smoking...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A nice turkish meyhane with not too many selection of dishes but very fresh ingredients. Fried squid and all the mezes were delicious... The atmosphere is very old fashioned and friendly. Service is fast and pleasant

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and drinks. Great atmosphere for having a long leisurely dinner with a group. If you've never been to a meyhane, you should try it. Highly recommended

Thank Zeynep D
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We were in Istanbul for a few days and made it our goal to visit a different meyhane each evening. Safa has a great vibe, which for us means Atatürk decor, a full house, and an abundance of mezzes and raki. We think that their...More

Thank Amp Z
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

I am a food lover, x Italian restaurant owner and been worked internationaly (London, New York City, Toronto etc.) so unfortunately it is not very easy to make me happy with any food. For me there is nothing special here but it is also not...More

Thank adokur
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Safa is one of the last longing real meyhane concept restaurants in Istanbul.The food is not the best you have ever but above average .Some raki mezes are ver performing like arnavut cigeri fava and pacanga borek ,strobgly recommend these 3.Raki drinkers dont need to...More

1  Thank ozytr
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Best meyhane to go while you are in this city! Perfect mezes and quality kebabs! Make sure to drink Kulüp Rakı when you are there! You cant find this rakı anywhere else!

Thank raifusal
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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Actually Safa Meyhanesi is one of the oldest restaurants in town with an interesting history. But its name is mostly heard after the popular singing scene from Cem Yilmaz's Av Zamani movie. Normally I'm not very in favor of movie/tv locations. But Safa Meyhanesi really...More

Thank ingenium
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

After many recommendations I visited this restaurant with great expectations but unfortunately I found it mediocre. This is a traditional Turkish meyhane which means a restaurant where alcoholic beverages are served with delicacies (mezes). The food was just fine. Except fried liver which deserves a...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Safa is one of the very few surviving examples of old Istanbul drinking places (meyhanes). It has the atmosphere and charm of early 1950s. The mezes are abundant and very good. The cold mezes come directly from the fridge hence cold. That is fine for...More

2  Thank Turhan T
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